PTSD is more common than many people think it is. In fact, an estimated 8% of Americans − 24.4 million people − have PTSD. And often, the people you least expect to have it, are the very people that do. By learning to recognize the signs of PTSD, you’ll be better equipped to help yourself, or your loved one, manage PTSD.
Here are some alarming PTSD statistics:
- An estimated one out of every nine women develops PTSD, making them about twice as likely as men.*
- Almost 50% of all outpatient mental health patients have PTSD.*
- 90% of sexually abused children, 77% of children exposed to a school shooting, and 35% of urban youth exposed to community violence develop PTSD.*
How to recognize the signs of PTSD:
Have you found yourself wondering if you have it? You’re not alone. If you find yourself doing everything possible to avoid situations that trigger traumatic memories, and if you struggle to let go of past experiences that leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsafe, you very well may be suffering from PTSD. We’ve created an assessment guide to help you recognize the signs of PTSD and determine whether you may have it.
In the event you complete the assessment and discover that you are suffering from PTSD, you can start to alleviate the symptoms of PTSD within minutes using Thought Field Therapy—something we begin to explore later in this complimentary guide. The exercises shared can be completed in the privacy of your own home—no therapist required.
Discovered by Dr. Roger Callahan Ph.D., Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a highly effective, non-invasive, healthy self-help alternative to long-term or drug-related psychotherapy. It has been used by mental health professionals and first responders around the world for more than 30 years. It uses nature’s therapeutic system to balance your body’s energy system, promote natural healing and improve mental health. I fell in love with this healing technique immediately after experiencing its transformational effect in my own life.
For more than 20 years, I was high-functioning addict who could not put an end to my addiction, no matter how hard I tried. Right around the time that I started to believe I’d never quit, I learned about TFT. Always eager to learn new healing techniques, I attended a seminar to learn more about how I could integrate it into my daily work. In the process, I tried TFT on myself and miraculously, I lost the urge to get high and kicked my addiction in four days. That was when I knew I had to share this powerful emotional-healing practice with the world. I spent the next several years training directly under Dr. Callahan, eating up every ounce of wisdom he shared. I served as his assistant initially and eventually, became a trainer in his organization.
I’ve had the privilege of playing a part in the healing of thousands of people from all around the world using TFT. I wrote a book on it. I released an app for it. I got TFT recognized by the NREEP (the National Registry of Evidence Based Practice.) And I’ve taught thousands of first responders, clergy, health and wellness practitioners and more how to integrate it into their daily work and give a voice to those who don’t have one. Now I want to help you.
Are you ready to feel better? You don’t have to suffer anymore. If you or a loved one have displayed signs of PTSD, I invite you to download my complimentary assessment guide so I can help you find out where you’re at and what you can do to help yourself (or your loved one) feel better immediately.
*http://www.ptsdunited.org/ptsd-statistics-2/, http://www.ptsdalliance.org/common-myths/, http://www.healmyptsd.com/education/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-statistics